In ancient culture, Chinese,Indian and Egyptian Scholars used Palm Reading as a popular fortune telling method. Lines, marks and various patterns on one's hand reveals thier personality,traits,behaviour and fortune too. This Para science is aslo termed as Chiromancy.
The basic idea of a Palm Reader is not only to analyse native's hand lines but also to study thier fingers,shape of palm, length of fingers etc and thier meaning. This practice is found all over the World with various cultural variations. Those who practice this are called Hand Readers, Palmists, or Chirologists.